59points

Crans-Montana

75points

Verbier

Crans-Montana
Verbier
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41 facts in comparison

Crans-Montana vs Verbier

Crans-Montana
Verbier

How does Crans-Montana compare to Verbier?

  • 2km longer ski run
    ?

    12kmvs10km
  • 17.7inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    117.7inchesvs100inches
  • 12.2inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    122inchesvs109.8inches
  • 3.2inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    18.1inchesvs14.9inches
  • 20$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    35$vs55$
  • 146$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 199.00$vs1345$
  • 22 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    45vs23
  • 9.7inches more snowfall (April)
    ?

    113.7inchesvs104inches

How does Verbier compare to Crans-Montana?

  • 50 more ski slopes
    ?

    100vs50
  • 40km bigger skiable area
    ?

    200kmvs160km
  • 330meters higher mountain height
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    1830metersvs1500meters
  • 20km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    160kmvs180km
  • 6 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    70vs64
  • 35 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    55vs20
  • 9360 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    45880vs36520
  • 4 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    22vs18

General info

1.mountain height

1500meters

1830meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
2.distance from airport

180km

160km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
3.opening hours

8hours

8hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

3000meters

3300meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Crans-Montana
Verbier
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Crans-Montana
Verbier
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

50

100

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

160km

200km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

20

55

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Crans-Montana
Verbier
In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
5.ski lifts total capacity

36520

45880

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
6.Has a ski school
Crans-Montana
Verbier
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

64

70

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.restaurants on the slopes

18

22

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.
3.Has a spa
Crans-Montana
Verbier
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Crans-Montana
Verbier
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has ice climbing areas
Crans-Montana
Verbier
Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Crans-Montana
Verbier
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

45

23

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3.number of five star hotels

4

3

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
4.Has camping facilities
Crans-Montana
Verbier
Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

61.8inches

69.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
2.snowfall march

117.7inches

100inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
3.snowfall february

122inches

109.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
4.snowfall november

18.1inches

14.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
5.snowfall january

88.1inches

88.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.
6.snowfall april

113.7inches

104inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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